Foolish vs Clownishly - What's the difference?

foolish | clownishly |


As an adjective foolish

is lacking good sense or judgement; unwise.

As an adverb clownishly is

in a clownish, undignified, or foolish manner; absurdly, ridiculously.

foolish

English

Adjective

(en-adj)
  • Lacking good sense or judgement; unwise.
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  • *:As a political system democracy seems to me extraordinarily foolish , but I would not go out of my way to protest against it. My servant is, so far as I am concerned, welcome to as many votes as he can get. I would very gladly make mine over to him if I could.
  • Resembling or characteristic of a fool.
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  • *(Aeschylus)
  • *:It is a profitable thing, if one is wise, to seem foolish .
  • Synonyms

    * absurd * idiotic * ridiculous * silly * unwise

    Antonyms

    * wise

    Derived terms

    * foolishness

    clownishly

    English

    Adverb

    (en adverb)
  • In a clownish, undignified, or foolish manner; absurdly, ridiculously.
  • * 1916 , James Joyce, Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man ,
  • The swift December dusk had come tumbling clownishly after its dull day